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A Guide For Employers: The Accredited Employer Work Visa Job Check Explained

A Guide For Employers: The Accredited Employer Work Visa Job Check Explained

From 4 July 2022, employers who have gained Employer Accreditation and completed the relevant Job Check(s) will be able to start supporting migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas. This includes new migrant workers (including ones from offshore) and existing migrant worker visa renewals. On 4 May 2022, Immigration New Zealand released the Job Check policy. This article will focus on the key considerations and components relating to the Job Check policy update.

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A Guide For Employers: The Accredited Employer Work Visa Compulsory Employer Accreditation Explained

A Guide For Employers: The Accredited Employer Work Visa Compulsory Employer Accreditation Explained

From 4 July 2022, employers who have gained Employer Accreditation and completed the relevant Job Check(s) will be able to start supporting migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas. This includes new migrant workers (including ones from offshore) and existing migrant worker visa renewals. On 7 April 2022, Immigration New Zealand released the Employer Accreditation policy. This article will focus on the key considerations and components relating to the Employer Accreditation policy update.

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The New Border Exceptions Explained

The New Border Exceptions Explained

On 9 September 2020, the Minister of Immigration announced the decision to create a new border exception category for some work visa holders who have departed New Zealand. The immigration instructions were recently updated to reflect this announcement. In addition, Immigration New Zealand has also introduced instructions to include work visa holders who have been granted resident visas since departing New Zealand, but have not activated their resident visas by entering New Zealand, to make requests under this new border exception category. These instructions come into effect on 9 October 2020. This article will explain the process, the requirements, how to prove job retention, and how partners and dependent children are treated under this new border exception category.

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27 July 2020 Essential Skills Work Visa Changes Explained

27 July 2020 Essential Skills Work Visa Changes Explained

This article will explain the Essential Skills Work Visa changes that will come into effect on 27 July 2020. Immigration New Zealand will shift away from using ANZSCO codes to a New Zealand median wage-based classification system for Essential Skills Work Visas. Immigration New Zealand will reinstate the ability for lower-skilled/low-paid Essential Skills Work Visa holders to support their partners and/or child(ren).

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